Jason Varitek Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

How rich is Jason Varitek?

Jason Varitek net worth is
$30 Million

People also search for

Jason Varitek Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

Jason Varitek was born on 11 April 1972, in Rochester, Michigan USA, and is a former American baseball player who played in the position of catcher. Varitek is best known as one of just three players to have participated in the Little League World Series, College World Series and Major League World Series, and one of few to spend his entire MLB career with one team.

So just how rich is Jason Varitek as of mid-2017? Authoritative sources report that Varitek’s wealth is as high as $30 million. His net worth is accumulated from his 14 year-long career on the baseball diamond.

Jason Varitek Net Worth $30 million

Jason attended Lake Brantley High School where he played in the positions of catcher and third baseman, receiving many awards for his skills on the field. Despite the possibility of pursuing a baseball career, he decided to enroll into college and postpone his professional career. Jason attended Georgia Tech where he played baseball and was on the Yellow Jackets baseball team, participating in the Olympics in 1992. The college eventually went on to compete in the College World Series in 1994, with Varitek’s skills acknowledged. Having graduated from college, he decided to take his career on a higher level and signed a contract with an agent who would eventually help him find a team he could play for. Jason ended up being recruited by the St. Paul Saints, a ploy to get a better deal from the MLB team the Seattle Mariners in 1995, but was eventually traded to the Boston Red Sox in 1997 without playing a senior game. In the forthcoming period, he showed the fans and baseball experts that his skills were up to scratch. However, the 2000 season was unsuccessful for both Varitek and his team and the results were slowly dropping resulting in the Red Sox not being able to qualify for the post-season play-offs.

During this period of time, he signed a contract extension with Boston, but after the failed season, he returned to form and achieved above average results. However, shortly after that success, he broke an elbow, and wasn’t able to play until he was fully recovered, not returning to the Red Sox until the following year. Nonetheless, the upcoming period in his career was remarkably successful, and he went on to sign another four year contract with the Red Sox. Varitek followed his previous success in the same fashion throughout the 2000s and eventually became the captain of the Red Sox, remaining on that position until his retirement. The highlight of that era in Jason’s career was 2007 in which he achieved his 1000th hit and leading his team to World Series victory. Shortly after announcing his retirement in 2011, he was named a special assistant and consultant in the Red Sox organizations, going on to work with pitchers and catchers.

In his personal life, Varitek has been married twice. He has three daughters with his first wife, Karen Mullinax (1996-2008). He married Catherine Panagiotopoulos in 2011, and the couple has one child, born in 2012. Varitek is reputed to be living a Christian oriented life.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 11, 1972
Birth place: Rochester, Michigan, USA
Height:6' 2½" (1.89 m)
Weight:95 kg
Profession:Baseball player
Education:Georgia Institute of Technology, Lake Brantley High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Catherine Panagiotopoulos (m. 2011), Karen Mullinax (m. 1996–2008)
Children:Liv Jordan Varitek, Kendall Anne Varitek, Caroline Morgan Varitek, Alexandra Rose Varitek
Parents:Donna Varitek, Joe Varitek
Siblings:Jared Varitek, Justin Varitek, Joe Varitek
imdb.com/name/nm1742584/
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Varitek


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Inducted into the Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004.
2First catcher to catch four no-hitters.
3A one time prospect for the Seattle Mariners and was traded along with Derek Lowe to the Boston Red Sox for Heathcliff Slocomb at the trade deadline in 1997.
4He is best friends with Former Red Sox Pitcher and LA Dogers Pitcher Derek Lowe.
5Though he was originally with the Seattle Mariners (in the minor leagues), Varitek has only ever played for the Boston Red Sox in the major leagues.
6Was the AL's starting catcher in the All-Star game in both 2003 and 2005.
7He went hitless at Yankee Stadium in 2004 until he got a bunt single in the 2nd of inning of Game 6 of the '04 ALCS off of Jon Lieber. Tim McCarver and Joe Buck were marveled at the smart hitting of Varitek, who went on to reach second on a 'Orlando Cabrera' hit, but failed to score after 'Mark Bellhorn' grounded into a double play.
8Has three daughters with wife Karen: Alexandra Rose (born 14 January 2000), Kendall Anne (born 30 September 2001), and Caroline Morgan (born 13 June 2005).
9Has teamed up with the Massachusetts Teacher's Association as the Verizon Literacy Champion spokesman to promote summer literacy among children throughout the state
10Since 2004, his "Tek's 33s" program has brought youngsters from Children's Hospital to Fenway Park throughout the season for a chance to meet Jason, watch batting practice, and enjoy a ballgame
11In 2005, led all Red Sox players in appearances
12Named Captain of the Boston Red Sox after the historic 2004 season
13Is a 1990 graduate of Lake Brantley High School in Longwood, Florida, where he was primarily a third baseman
14Was inducted into the Cape Cod League Hall of Fame in 2002
15Was a member of the 1992 US Olympic baseball team in Barcelona
16Was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the first round (21st overall) in 1993, but returned to school for his senior year
17His jersey number 33 is the only number retired in Georgia Tech history
18Along with Nomar Garciaparra and MLB pitcher Kevin Brown, he was named one of Georgia Tech's 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century
19Baseball America named him to the All-Time College All-Star Team
20Was a 3-time All-American player while in college and was named Baseball America's College Player of the Year in 1993 (his junior year)
21While attending Georgia Tech, he played with former Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, former Red Sox bench player Jay Payton, and major leaguer Darren Bragg.
22Daughter Caroline was named after the song "Sweet Caroline" (recorded by Neil Diamond) that plays in the middle of the eighth inning during every game at Fenway Park.
23Is the only person to have played in the Little League World Series, the College World Series, the Major League World Series, the Major League All-Star Game, and the World Baseball Classic.
24Played shortstop in the 1984 Little League World Series at the age of 12. His team lost, however, to South Korea in the finals.
25Has three brothers: Jared, Joe, and Justin. Justin is also a catcher, and the two often work out together in the off-season.
26Despite the Red Sox long history in Major League Baseball, Jason Varitek is only the 18th player to be named team captain.
27Catcher for the Boston Red Sox, 1997-2011.
28Made major league debut on 24 September 1997 (only game played that season).
29Played for the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summers of 1991 and 1993.
30Named Baseball America's College Player of the Year for 1993
31Signed a 4-year contract with the Red Sox in late 2004 and was named Captain of the team.


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fever Pitch2005Jason Varitek

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knuckleball!2012Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knuckleball!2012DocumentaryCaught 153 Wakefield Games
Sunday Night Baseball1999-2011TV SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Catcher / Himself - Boston Red Sox Pinch Hitter / Catcher / ...
2008 MLB All-Star Game2008TV SpecialHimself - AL Catcher, Boston Red Sox
2007 World Series: Boston Red Sox vs. Colorado Rockies2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Catcher
2007 American League Championship Series2007TV SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Catcher
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
Baseball's Secret Formula2006TV MovieHimself
History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony2005Video documentaryHimself
2005 MLB All-Star Game2005TV SpecialHimself - AL Starting Catcher: Boston Red Sox
Queer Eye2005TV SeriesHimself
Faith Rewarded: The Historic Season of the 2004 Boston Red Sox2004Video documentaryHimself - Red Sox Catcher
2004 World Series2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Catcher
2004 American League Championship Series2004TV SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Catcher
Still We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie2004DocumentaryHimself
2003 American League Championship Series2003TV SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Catcher
1999 American League Championship Series1999TV SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Catcher
SportsFigures1995TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prime 92010TV SeriesHimself

Is Jason Varitek's Net Worth Deserved?